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JAYHAWKS SNAG 2ND AT CLASSIC
September 6, 1992
Kansas University’s volleyball team didn’t panic after losing to Utah on Friday at the Jayhawk Classic. Instead, the Jayhawks, 0-2 on the season after the three-game loss to the Utes, rallied to win three straight matches and place second at their own invitational.
CITY BUS, CAB SERVICES VIEW PLAN DIFFERENTLY
September 6, 1992
Lawrence’s transportation services have experienced their ups and downs over the years, and many residents, both newcomers and those who are old enough to remember a citywide bus service, are beginning to think it’s time for a change again. But the city should watch its step with a taxi coupon program endorsed Tuesday by the Lawrence City Commission, said Chris Ogle, manager of the Lawrence Bus Co.
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NEEDS, RESIDENTS SAY
September 6, 1992
Shari Banks remembers feeling nervous last year watching her asthmatic daughter start her regular 10-block hike to Central Junior High School. “There were a lot of kids here who were walking to the school,” said Banks, who lives at Edgewood Homes at 1600 Haskell Ave. “But that’s a long way for a child who can’t breathe.”
FOR THE RECORD
September 6, 1992
Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported
S VISIT BRIEF IN LAWRENCEAREA
September 6, 1992
A storm that thundered through Douglas County late Saturday packed a brilliant lightning display, strong winds and a brief downpour but resulted in no reports of damage, authorities said. Paula Phillips, Douglas County Emergency Preparedness coordinator, said wind gusts of up to 50 mph were reported from the storm, which moved through Lawrence between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
IU INSTRUCTOR BEATEN, POLICE REPORT
September 6, 1992
A man listed on police reports as an Indiana University instructor told officers he was beaten and robbed between 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Friday while taking a stroll near downtown Lawrence. The 32-year-old Bloomington, Ind., man said an unidentified man confronted him at Ninth and Rhode Island streets and hit him twice in the face, knocking him down. The attacker then straddled the victim as he was lying on the ground and took his wallet.
MICHAEL ZELINSKI
September 6, 1992
Services for Michael H. Zelinski, 34, Riverton, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Assembly of God Church in Riverton with the Rev. Frank Alexander officiating. Mr. Zelinski died Friday, Sept. 4, 1992, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Kearney.
MARGE INMAN
September 6, 1992
Graveside services for Marge Inman, 53, Rago, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wildmead Cemetery, Nickerson, with the Rev. Larry Harvey officiating. Mrs. Inman died Thursday, Sept. 3, 1992, at St. Joseph Medical Center, Wichita.
SERVICE NOTES
September 6, 1992
Cadet David J. Luebbert received practical work training in military leadership at the ROTC advanced camp at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash. The camp, attended by cadets who are typically between their third and fourth years of college, includes survival training and instruction in communications and management.
KANSAS-OREGON STATE NOTES
September 6, 1992
All seven officials were provided by the Big Eight Conference. Terry Turlington of Kennett, Mo., was the referee. Two Kansans were in the crew umpire Ron Johnson of Wichita and side judge Phil Laurie of Topeka. Kansas went to Corvallis for a $100,000 guarantee, but didn’t make much money. KU’s expenses were around $75,000. OSU didn’t make much, either, with an announced crowd of just 28,591.
DEMOCRATS SCRAMBLE FOR CLINTON VISIT
September 6, 1992
Lawrence Democrats have been scrambling this weekend to find out about organized transportation to a rally Monday in Independence, Mo., where Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton will speak. Ann Carlin Ozegovic, one of the coordinators for the Democratic Party in Douglas County, said Saturday that she had made more than a dozen calls to tell Lawrence Democrats where they can catch a bus Monday morning and to spread the word.
JAYHAWKS BLITZ OREGON STATE, 49-20
September 6, 1992
So this is Kansas’ new offense. The Jayhawks win, and coach Glen Mason takes offense. “I don’t have time to tell you what all needs to improve on our football team,” Mason said Saturday afternoon.
HASKELL ROMPS IN OPENER, 31-7
September 6, 1992
Big plays accounted for a big win for Haskell’s football team as the Indians blew by Baker’s junior varsity, 31-7, Saturday afternoon at Haskell Stadium. Haskell quarterback Tim Leatherman connected on two touchdown passes to wide receiver Andy Currey for 44 and 68 yards. Leatherman finished with 160 yards passing while completing seven of 13 attempts.
DEPOT EARNS PLACE ON HISTORIC REGISTER
September 6, 1992
The Union Pacific railroad depot in North Lawrence has been placed on the Register of Historic Kansas Places. Bob Moody, president of the Union Pacific Depot Management Board, said he received a letter Friday that certified the listing, which automatically nominates the depot for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.
DONALD POTTS
September 6, 1992
Services for Donald F. Potts, 65, a longtime Leavenworth resident, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Chapel here. Burial will be at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mr. Potts died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1992, at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth.
STRATEGY
September 6, 1992
Jerry Pettibone called Chip Hilleary “one of the most underrated quarterbacks in the nation.” Hilleary won’t be underrated anymore, not after the Kansas senior accounted for 347 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s 49-20 romp over Oregon State.
LAW CURBS PARKING ON OREAD YARDS
September 6, 1992
For many local lawns, foxtail is the problem. For others, it’s crab grass. But the major invaders choking some residential lawns are cars and trucks. However, a new ordinance adopted by the city on May 19 is helping to mow down the number of drivers who park in front or side yards.
PAL PLACES FOURTH TO PACE LION BOYS
September 6, 1992
Lawrence High’s boys cross country team scrapped its prerace strategy, then unconsciously followed it anyway. The result was a second-place finish in the Lions’ season-opening triangular with Emporia and Shawnee Mission Northwest on Saturday at Haskell Indian Junior College.
BUS SERVICE IN COLLEGE TOWNS TAKES CITY-SCHOOL COOPERATION
September 6, 1992
Making a city-sponsored bus system work in a college town requires close cooperation with the school and a major dose of dollars from residents, say bus systems managers in university towns. “It’s not a cheap service in terms of the cost to the community, but we have a longstanding commitment from them. People are willing to pay for a good bus system,” said John Lundell, transit manager of Iowa City Transit.
HONEST DRIVERS KEY TO PROGRAM, OFFICIALS SAY
September 6, 1992
City-sponsored coupon programs giving breaks on taxicab fares are relatively easy to run, but cities should keep an eye on the drivers, program managers say. “I think a lot of the success of the program depends on the honesty and integrity of the drivers themselves,” said Jan Simco, administrator of a city-sponsored taxi coupon program in Fayetteville, Ark.
CAB COUPONS A MIXED BAG, OFFICIALS SAY
September 6, 1992
Taxi coupon programs fill a gap in transportation for the elderly and disabled, but don’t help residents who need wheels every day, say coupon program managers. “Basically, it provides a minimal level of service. We’re implementing a bus service here, so people obviously wanted more,” said Pat Oliver, administrator of a city coupon program in Santa Fe, N.M.
LYMAN KIRK
September 6, 1992
Services for Lyman Taylor Kirk, 82, Rt. 1, are pending at Rumsey Funeral Home. Mr. Kirk died Saturday, Sept. 5, 1992, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital of what appeared to be a heart attack, the funeral home reported.
DEFENSE STYMIED BEAVERS
September 6, 1992
At a point well into the second quarter, Chris Maumalanga was Oregon State’s most effective offensive weapon. Maumalanga is a Kansas defensive tackle, but by jumping offsides four times during a 10-minute span at the end of the first quarter and the beginning of the second, he gave the Beavers 20 yards.
UNITED WAY CROSSROADS
September 6, 1992
This could be the make-or-break year for United Way of America. Former Peace Corps Director Elaine Chao has been named to head United Way, and the choice seems a good one. She has pledged to make concerns raised by members of the troubled charitable group a top priority.
HOSPITAL REPORT
September 6, 1992
DISMISSALS Tammara Vaughn Capps and baby boy, Lawrence.
LHS GIRLS FINISH THIRD IN MEET
September 6, 1992
Before making her high school cross country debut, Lydia Oelschlager developed a simple strategy: stay close behind Lawrence’s lead runner. Trouble was, before long Oelschlager became the Lions’ lead runner. So she ditched the strategy and ran to a fifth-place individual finish Saturday, and Lawrence’s girls finished third in a triangular with Emporia and Shawnee Mission Northwest at Haskell Indian Junior College.
LABOR DAY SIGNALS FALL CAMPAIGN START
September 6, 1992
For many of us, Labor Day is the last gasp of summer a time for picnics, barbecues and pumping up the football for backyard fun. But for politicians, the September holiday is the traditional kickoff date for the fall campaigns.
S DAY REMINISCENT OF PAST KU QUARTERBACKS
September 6, 1992
Air Mason? Naw. Air Ruel? Huh, uh. More like Air Hilleary. Chip Hilleary summoned memories of great Kansas passers past slingers like David Jaynes, Frank Seurer and Mike Norseth here Saturday afternoon.
COMPETITORS TURN OUT IN HORSESHOE TOURNEY
September 6, 1992
Harvey Washburn stands at the peg. His eyes narrow as he mentally calculates the distance across the court. With an easy, upward swing he releases the horseshoe, watching it flip end over end through the air and land with a soft splat in the wet grey clay 40 feet away, a ringer.
EXPERIMENT IN SPACE
September 6, 1992
The work of a group of Kansas University students should be orbiting the Earth in a few weeks as part of a NASA project that carries scientific projects on Space Shuttle flights. Members of the KU Space Program have been working six years on three experiments that will be launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor, scheduled to lift off Saturday.